Two stroke engine oil

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monte300
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Two stroke engine oil

Postby monte300 » Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:07 pm

I have a 175hp 2000 Evinrude Ficht with 400 hours. I’ve noticed in the last 25 or so hours it uses quite a bit more oil than it did when it was new. I suspect the computer recognizes engine wear and compensates. Are there any mechanics or knowledgeable boaters that can tell me if this is normal? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Two stroke engine oil

Postby Whoopbass » Fri Jun 25, 2021 2:02 pm

I don't think it's possible for the computer to recognize engine wear. Must be something else.
Is it running normal? Put out more smoke?

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Re: Two stroke engine oil

Postby monte300 » Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:31 pm

Whoopbass wrote:I don't think it's possible for the computer to recognize engine wear. Must be something else.
Is it running normal? Put out more smoke?


It seems to run perfectly with very little smoke it just uses more oil

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Re: Two stroke engine oil

Postby JL » Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:34 pm

I'm thinking its your VRO pump that is causing you your issue. Do you have any visible oil leaks?

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Re: Two stroke engine oil

Postby monte300 » Fri Jun 25, 2021 5:27 pm

JL wrote:I'm thinking its your VRO pump that is causing you your issue. Do you have any visible oil leaks?


Not that I know of?

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Re: Two stroke engine oil

Postby JL » Fri Jun 25, 2021 5:42 pm

Honestly, You would be better off to go on Bass Boat Central and post this on the Evinrude/Johnson motor forum. Lots of knowledgeable people that could help you out.

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Re: Two stroke engine oil

Postby monte300 » Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:09 pm

Thanks for the tip!

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Re: Two stroke engine oil

Postby Rebeltex » Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:08 pm

I have a 98 175 ficht, had the same issue.using alot of oil. I found alot of unused oil under the cowling. The pump diaphragm was torn causing excessive oil use and leaking. I also noticed a nice oil slick on the water not long after noticing the oil consumption was up.
Changed the vro pump and no more oil leak and less oil used. Good luck

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Re: Two stroke engine oil

Postby Csuhchris » Sun Jun 27, 2021 3:29 pm

Blew up a Ficht. Count your blessings it’s still running! Although the VRO pump is quite convenient, many old school enthusiasts disengage the pump and premix. At least, it’s burning rich! The opposite would be NO Bueno!

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Re: Two stroke engine oil

Postby monte300 » Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:46 am

Csuhchris wrote:Blew up a Ficht. Count your blessings it’s still running! Although the VRO pump is quite convenient, many old school enthusiasts disengage the pump and premix. At least, it’s burning rich! The opposite would be NO Bueno!


My understanding is the bigger the Ficht and earlier it's built the higher the chances it blows up, for instance 200hp and 225hp from years 1997 and 1998. Smaller motors like the 150 and 175 seem to fare much better. I'm actually pretty happy with mine and I do count my blessings, knock on wood.....

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Re: Two stroke engine oil

Postby JL » Mon Jun 28, 2021 6:13 am

Please keep us updated on what you actually find out what is causing the problem. Good learning tool for others!

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Re: Two stroke engine oil

Postby monte300 » Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:03 am

JL wrote:Please keep us updated on what you actually find out what is causing the problem. Good learning tool for others!


Will do I'm hoping the problem isn't too bad and I can wait until winter to get it into Boatmasters to have it diagnosed

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Re: Two stroke engine oil

Postby JL » Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:50 am

Well, from my experience with Boatmasters, You can't go wrong there! Great shop with awesome techs! :D

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Re: Two stroke engine oil

Postby monte300 » Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:56 am

JL wrote:Well, from my experience with Boatmasters, You can't go wrong there! Great shop with awesome techs! :D


Also good and honest owners. FYI, I just made an appointment to have my motor looked at October 22nd and Boatmasters is currently scheduling work in the month of October. It's a good idea to get your name on their list if you plan to get service from them.

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Re: Two stroke engine oil

Postby JL » Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:49 am

Thanks for the heads up! :D


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